Prayer Summary for January 21


The following excerpt is taken from The Revival Study Bible:

You Do Not Have Because You Do Not Ask
James 4:2

These simple words have transformed many a life and brought many an inefficient worker into a place of great power.

1. Ask
So many Christians are wondering why they make such poor progress in their lives. Why they have so little victory over sin. Why they win so few souls to the Lord, etc. God’s answer is, “You do not ask.”

2. Steadfast Prayer
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42). The early church was a praying church. A praying church and a praying ministry can achieve anything that ought to be achieved. It will go steadily on, beating down all opposition, surmounting every obstacle, conquering every foe just as much today as it did in the days of the apostles.

3. Present-Day Departure
The church was never in all its history so fully, skillfully, thoroughly, and so perfectly organized as it is today. But if things do not go right, instead of going to the real source of our failure, which is our neglect to depend on God and look to God for power, we look around to see if there is some new organization we can get up, some new wheel that we can add to our machinery. What we really need is the spirit of the living creature in the wheels we already possess. Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouses of God’s infinite grace and power. Prayer can do anything that God can do, and as God can do anything, prayer is omnipotent.

4. Holiness and Piety
Prayer will promote our personal holiness as nothing else, except the study of the Word of God. Prayer will promote our personal piety, our individual holiness, and our growth into the likeness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Prayer and the study of the Word of God go hand in hand. For there is no true prayer without the study of the Word of God, and there is no true study of the Word of God without prayer.

5. Power
Prayer will bring the power of God into our work. “Those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength” (Isa. 40:31). It is ours to have the power of God if we will only seek it by prayer in any, every line of service to which God calls us. If we would spend more nights before God on our faces in prayer, there would be more days of power when we faced our congregations. (Rl)

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Thank You, Father, for Your wonderful presence
We want Your presence and will
We press and contend to the end!
Moving in the right ways and speaking Your truth
Pulling up and pulling out of the old ways
Moving and shifting ourselves over into that which will last!
You have filled and anointed us to go
No longer leaning on our own understanding
Being filled with Your wisdom on how and where to walk
We will not delay!
There are places we are to watch and pray from
Coming up and taking new territory
Get up and move beyond the standard way!
Shaking off the status quo
The children of God will continually know
Lifting up offices
There are plans that will greatly affect—it is not political
Father, reveal the fullness of Your plan to us
We are to be on the alert, watching and praying
There is a lot that is at stake
Seeing and knowing all of the notes and pages
A complete paradigm shift
Walking it out with great authority and a shout of freedom
Father we receive Your word—we WILL abide in You
We are refreshed in Your living water

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